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Urgent/crisis walk-in service
Our urgent/crisis services are only available for those students who are in crisis or have an urgent need to be seen by our counselor on duty. (Learn more about mental health crises)
When is someone having a mental health crisis?
When someone does one of the following:
- tells you they plan to end their life
- talks about suicide threats
- cannot guarantee their own safety
- is at risk of suicide and under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- is at risk of suicide and emotionally distraught, very depressed, angry, or anxious
- is at risk of suicide and has access to means for suicide (pills, gun, etc.)
- begins putting affairs in order, like giving away possessions
- talks about the future without them in it, e.g. “I won’t be here by then.”
- has dramatic mood changes, including suddenly seeming to get better for no reason
What to do during a mental health crisis
Contact us or emergency services immediately.
While dealing with a mental health crisis:
- Remain calm but act quickly
- Trust your instincts that the person may be in trouble.
- Listen without judgement.
- DO NOT PROMISE SECRECY - There is no confidentiality in life-threatening situations.